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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1978-10-17

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Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1978-10-17

Set 1:
d1t01 - Tuning
d1t02 - The Promised Land
d1t03 - Friend Of The Devil
d1t04 - Mama Tried ->
d1t05 - Mexicali Blues
d1t06 - Tennessee Jed
d1t07 - I Need A Miracle
d1t08 - Stagger Lee
d1t09 - Jack Straw

Set 2:
d1t10 - Tuning
d1t11 - Scarlet Begonias ->
d1t12 - Fire On The Mountain
d2t01 - Tuning
d2t02 - Estimated Prophet ->
d2t03 - Eyes Of The World ->
d2t04 - Drums ->
d2t05 - Space ->
d2t06 - If I Had The World To Give ->
d2t07 - Around And Around

d2t08 - U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Winterland Arena
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD -> Master Reel -> Reel -> Dat (44.1k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Sound Devices 744T -> Samplitude Professional v9.12 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Disc change is seamless
-- Many flaws cleaned up
-- Dat was labled SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat which is wrong
-- Patch material supplied by Pat Lee and transferred by Matt Smith


Reviewer: thejunkwasrockin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 2, 2015
Subject: sweet board
This is that show where David Crosby played a mean slide guitar during the space segment. He and Jerry knew each other, apparently, and he did them a favor on this show by adding some stuff to the space segment. Real good, top notch, versions of everything, but even better because of David Crosby's help.
Reviewer: DMT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 20, 2013
Subject: 4.10 min into space you hear this:
Girl: "I know this is strange, I'd like to take banjo lessons from you.?"
Garcia: "I don't teach anymore."
Girl: "what?"
Garcia: "I don't teach anymore."....

Nice show.
lots of hiss.
Reviewer: Craig Schwarz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 11, 2013
Subject: what i was thinking
My friends and I attended these great shows at the Winterland Arena and when Around and Around was playing and Bobby sings "The front was lock, I said the place was packed," I was thinking about those sets of double doors in front of the arena and how cool that this place was packed and I was inside.
Reviewer: Donna_Sucked and We All Know It - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 7, 2013
Subject: gee how silly
dumb cosmic comments aside, had a great time at these shows. Great board, great transfer, my only live world to give, I believe they did 3. Check out this entire run. '78 gets a bad rap.
Reviewer: falomarcdawg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 10, 2013
Subject: FOD
Had this tape, played it from Athens GA to San Fran and back. The dead in this form can transport you back through space and time, going down the road feelin bad, throw in a boot and hear comes sunshine and you wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world!
Reviewer: myhungryhippo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 27, 2011
Subject: the x factor
jack straw turns it on and on
Reviewer: Hairpeacenow! - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 1, 2011
Subject: O, gotta love these 78 shows
4 stars gotta save the 5's for that very just exactly right show, gotta love all them years, If I Had The World To Give, was how I got here tonite, do it.
Reviewer: smgarcia - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 19, 2008
Subject: Wow great sound
I've dl about 300 sbd from this site and this is has excellent sound. WOW WOW, this is easily at least 4+ sound. It makes listening to the music that much better too. Jerry's voice is crisp, always a good thing.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 12, 2008
Subject: Yankees Won World Series Four Games To Two
From the opening comments of Phil Lesh about the outcome that night's World Series game: What a night! What a fabulous night! I was there and you could tell by his swagger on stage when he first came out Jerry was pumped and ready to play. He brings that randy "Wolf" tone from note one.

What we got was near perfection for a show. Every song an alltimer! Tennessee had me SCREAMING -- I tell ya. WOO-WHEE! Even FOTD was great with Jerry splashing out big outlays of fresh chords. Opens your spiritual nostrils so you can catch the holy fragrance. D'You dig? Miracle cuts you straight to the marrow! Jerry breathing his all, effortlessly, into it -- fanning the flames! Holy Moly! but they cut it short to tune up.

Out comes one splendidly precise reading of Stagger Lee. Sounds rehearsed...whattya know? They rehearsed! This song is utter perfection. Jerry's glissando chords, oh geez, just a gnat's breath late! Yes, I remember this night! Holy Night.

This show is one show in Egypt and one show in mirth. 1978 had a bad rap - not this night. Jack Straw just flat-out-raging rocks! Bobby is going crazy on stage with his furious fanning and spots Jerry over there about to bloom and just gets out of the way and lets Jerry cut loose as much as Jerry wants, and the result is positively mind-altering.

There are a few lyric flubs here and there in Scarlet>Fire but it didn't matter because we were all screaming/singing them aloud, all along. And doing that caused Jerry to wink at us and then just disintegrate us with his ray gun.

All of the other ones recognized it and just set back, got out of the way and let the man play, and play he did! He lets every moment loose -- gives it everything he's got. For what more can you ask, the Divine?

The slightly truncated end of the second verse transition tarnishes an almost flawless buildup on Estimated, but regardless, Jerry solos swiftly true it all. He's telling us he's sorry. He is publicly apologizing for himself. He's for giving and he's asking for giveness; opening our Eyes of understanding. He strains after every note netting butterfly. Holy, beautiful, perfect, Eyes. Everyone just gets out of the way and lets Jerry do his thing. They know it right away and know internally that this is Jerry's return from Egypt with a braid of garlic and leeks 'round his neck.

Watch out for the patch during Eyes. It's abrupt!

But, oh, heavenly newfound Eyes.

Then comes a long drums followed by space where in the first sector of it you can hear voices from backstage, or something, cross-frequencied in the mix - very weird. And the space becomes a spiral staircase winding down into the bowels of forgetta bout it.

World To Give....Jerry lays it out on the line all in one piece, says everything he's ever got to say and says it and says it and then just shuts up!
The effect is overwhelming. Now I'm up and dancing on a slow ballad!

After that the whole band goes completely nuts on Around and US Blues. Both are spectacular renditions. "Summertime done come and gone, my oh my" And the...

Yankees win! Yankees win!

Yankees win!
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